21 Participants Move Up from PLAYer to Par Programs

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Back in March, as our Spring Programs were kicking off, I mentioned we had about 110 participants registered in our PLAYer level programs across the Sandhills. Once seven years old, all participants, regardless of age or golf experience, start at the PLAYer Level. And, as you would assume, the level...

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Junior Organization Join Forces to Present TYGA Summer Events

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Grow the game. A tag line. An Initiative. One which all major golf organizations have signed on to support – USGA, PGA, LPGA, Top Golf, Golf Manufacturers, Regional and Local Golf Organizations, and so on. Right here in our backyards of the Sandhills – we all share this initiative. We want to gr...

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Best Friends Earn Same Honor

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Samuel Nail and Caine Sivier, both Eagle Level participants at The First Tee of the Sandhills, have earned the national designation of The First Tee Scholar – Class of 2019.   That is an exceptional feat considering only 90 high school seniors across the country were selected to this designat...

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Skills Series Geared to Help Kids Prepare for Local DCP Qualifier

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Drive, Chip, and Putt has continued to gain momentum in the world of junior golf since its inception in 2013! As the name suggests, kids compete to score points in those three facets of the game. Next weekend you’ll have the opportunity to watch kiddos from all over the country compete in the Nati...

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The First Tee of the Sandhills Delves into the Meaning of Respect

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Week one of spring programs is officially in the books. With our recent wet springs, we decided to kick off a week early, giving some wiggle room for possible make up dates. And thanks to a little luck from Mother Nature, the prior week’s yucky-ness subsided for a beautiful kick off week in the Sa...

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A Night of Glow-tastic Fun

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In a world where technology continues to strive to dominate our day, it’s reassuring to see that a mountain of glow sticks, illuminated golf balls, bee-bop music and some sweet treats can successfully engage a group of kiddos – at least for a few hours. As Pat McGowan pointed out – when you wa...

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Local Chapter to Host Volunteer Orientation

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Spring programs across the Sandhills will kick off in three weeks at golf courses, youth centers and ball fields near you. In an effort to achieve our vision – ensuring a diverse group of kids are provided the chance to develop and grow through mentorship and character education while enjoying the...

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Brighten Up Your Winter with a Glow Ball Night

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Winter at The First Tee of the Sandhills can feel like an eternity, as our formal ‘off season’ from curriculum programs runs November through February. It’s always our goal to find fun, unique ways to keep existing participants engaged and connected while encouraging new families to check out ...

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Golf Provides Supportive Environment

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This week I’ve been on a vacation of sorts in Ormond Beach, Florida with my mom, Pam. It’s our first trip out of town together, san the kiddos, since before they were born, 10 years ago. While we’ve been away, I’ve met a lot of really great people, including one in particular, Miguel Eugenio...

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